Porting phone # a month after activation?

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Farani

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I currently have Nextel but I want to get an iPhone. My contract is up in one month. Is it possible to activate an iPhone with a temporary number and then port my old number to it when my Nextel contract is up?
 

ximermot

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you should be able to. i did the same thing a couple of years ago when i ported from verizon to nextel. i would check with a salesperson at att just to make sure. another thing, nextel probably put a password on your account, so make sure you know that before you try to port. once upon a time they put passwords on your account to prevent unauthorized cancellation (they just don't want you to change carriers without being able to try to save you first).
 

veedubcos

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Yes it is able, just sign up with att and get another phone number. Then all you have to do is get your nextel account number and call ATT and have them switch it over. It takes a few hours or less for them to convert it over to the iPhone.
 

Bschucher

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I recently did this and ATT is a mess. The first call they told me I would have to return the phone and get a new one.. I knew that was ridiculous and called the local ATT store. They gave me another number to call and the girl had it done in ten minutes.. Keep in mind though that your old number MUST BE ACTIVE when they do the port. If you cancel the Nextel number first... that number is gonzo..
 

danielfillmore

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yes, a girl i work with did the exact same thing. She signed up with AT&T and got a free temp. phone until she can afford iPhone. Her contract with Sprint isn't up for a few weeks, so AT&T gave her a temporary # until her contract is up, then they will port her # over. I just hope she don't get her iPhone before me, i will be highly jealous haha. But definitely contact them first to be doubly sure. Some Cell companies will take any chance they get to charge you an early termination fee.